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E-auction 412-323768 - AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze “au triskèle et au canard”

AMBIANI (Area of Amiens) Bronze “au triskèle et au canard” VF
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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2021 14:02:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Bronze “au triskèle et au canard”
Date: c. 60-40 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amiens (80)
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Weight : 1,52 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Petit flan à l’usure importante. Patine verte
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant d’une collection spécialisée uniquement sur les monnaies ambiennes !

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Restes de trois animaux, formant un triskèle ; deux des trois animaux affrontés ; une petite ancre dans le champ.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Restes d’un oiseau (ou cheval stylisé) à droite, le corps formé par un très gros globule orné d’une croisette.

Historical background


Ambiens (Region Amiens)

(Second - first century BC)

Their name, "those on both sides of the river," said the Ambiens, people of Gaul Belgium, occupied both banks of the Somme (Samara). Their territory is the current department of the Somme. They had for neighbors Calètes, the Morini, Atrebates, the Bellovaci. Their main oppidum was Samarobriva (near Amiens). They participated in the coalition Belgian peoples 57 BC and furnished a contingent of ten thousand men. In 52 BC, it is a contingent of five thousand men they gave the army emergency release dedicated to Alesia. Caesar (Bg. II, 4, 15, VII, 75, VIII, 7). Strabo (G. IV, 5). Kruta: 68, 110, 366.

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